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July 20, 2017

Shorties (The State of South African Literature, New Music from Wolf Parade, and more)

The Times Literary Supplement examined the state of South African literature.

Stream a new Wolf Parade song.

David Burr Gerard talked to Paste about his new novel The Epiphany Machine. profiled singer-songwriter Jason Isbell.

Bookworm interviewed author Jim Gauer.

Arkells covered St. Vincent's "New York."

Calvin Trillin talked books and reading with the New York Times.

PopMatters interviewed Brian Shimkovitz, who runs the record label Awesome Tapes from Africa.

The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Nathan Hill.

Stream a new Mount Kimbie song.

Literary Hub features an excerpt from Rachel Khong's debut novel Goodbye, Vitamin.

Uncut interviewed Chris Schlarb about his band Psychic Temples.

The Rumpus interviewed author Kate Schatz.

Stream a new Josh Ritter song.

The Otherppl podcast interviewed author Julia Fierro.

Paste searched for protest Music of the Trump era and found it in unexpected places.

Entropy interviewed poet Jenn Givhan.

Stream a new song by Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer.

Tony Kushner is writing a play about Donald Trump.

The Creative Independent shared a conversation between Emel Mathlouthi and Victoria Ruiz about protest music.

The New Yorker features new fiction by Amelia Gray.

Stereogum interviewed the members of the band Priests.

VICE shared an excerpt from Svetlana Alexievich’s book The Unwomanly Face of War.

Stream a new Amy O song.

Luna covered Mink DeVille's Let Me Dream If I Want To.

Stereogum interviewed Jenny Lee Lindberg of Warpaint.

Aquarium Drunkard interviewed Robyn Hitchcock.

Code Switch profiled poet Bao Phi.

Paste recommended "feminist rager" songs for summer.

Smithsonian magazine shared a tour of Victor Hugo's Paris.

Fresh Air interviewed singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

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previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics and graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Short Cuts (writers pair a song with their short story or essay)
weekly music release lists
WORD Bookstores Books of the Week (recommended new books)
weekly music release lists

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